Trump names Nigerian Adebayo Ogunlesi member of Economic advisory team

- 12/05/2016
Trump is gearing up for his Presidency. Currently he is picking his team for the long road ahead.

He'll need all the help he can get.
 Trump names Adebayo Ogunlesi
Donald Trump names Nigerian Adebayo Ogunlesi a member of his economic advisory team. The Illustrious candidate is the chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm and one of Fortune 500 companies.

The 63 year-old Nigerian enterprenuer is the only African face in the Trump's economic advisory 16-man team, which  has  Steve Schwarzman, CEO of  private-equity giant Blackstone as chairman.

“President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced that he is establishing the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum,” said the press release from Blackstone.

“The Forum, which is composed of some of America’s most highly respected and successful business leaders, will be called upon to meet with the president frequently to share their specific experience and knowledge as the president implements his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again,” Blackstone said in the release published by Business Insider.

The list has some staggering business and financial heavyweights. Here are the  members of the 16 man forum:

1. Stephen Schwarzman (forum chairman), chairman, CEO, and cofounder of Blackstone
2. Paul Atkins, CEO of Patomak Global Partners, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission
3. Mary Barra, chairwoman and CEO, General Motors
4.Toby Cosgrove, CEO, Cleveland Clinic
5. Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
6. Larry Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock
7. Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
8. Rich Lesser, president and CEO, Boston Consulting Group
9. Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
10. Jim McNerney, former chairman, president, and CEO of Boeing
11. Adebayo “Bayo” Ogunlesi, chairman and managing partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
12. Ginni Rometty, chairwoman, president, and CEO of IBM
13. Kevin Warsh, Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in economics at the Hoover Institute, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
14. Mark Weinberger, global chairman and CEO, EY
15. Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO, General Electric
16. Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize winner, vice chairman of IHS Markit.
Donald Trump's 16 man economic advisory team
Ogunlesi is a very busy man. He was named as an independent director of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc in October.

Apart from being managing partner of Global Infrastructure Partners, he also serves on the boards of Callaway Golf Co. and Kosmos Energy Ltd.

At the same time he’s the chairman of Africa Finance Corp. and serves on the boards of various not-for-profits ranging from New York Presbyterian Hospital to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

And of course the list goes on.

Ogunlesi, whose father came from Makun, Sagamu in Ogun state was born in 1953. His father was Nigeria’s first professor of medicine.

One thing that's for certain, with the new appointment, the Nigerian Born Adebayo Ogunlesi has gotten busier than ever, but its a task he is fit to do excellently.


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